AWS gets richer with VMware partnership | TechCrunch

VMware signed deals with Microsoft, Google and IBM earlier this year as it has shifted firmly to a hybrid cloud strategy, but it was the deal it signed with AWS this week that has had everybody…

in spite of those strategic deals with other larger IT vendors, VMware has struggled with the cloud market. It boasts almost 100 percent penetration inside the data center.

Source: AWS gets richer with VMware partnership | TechCrunch

Red Hat Adds QuickStart Cloud Installer to Red Hat Cloud Suite to Help Speed Private Cloud Deployments

Red Hat Adds QuickStart Cloud Installer to Red Hat Cloud Suite to Help Speed Private Cloud Deployments

Red Hat introduces the Quickstart Cloud Installer, the newest feature of Red Hat Cloud Suite designed to orchestrate and install all Red Hat Cloud Suite components from a single interface.

A single, web-based intuitive interface enables users to provision a fully functional cloud solution using any combination of the Red Hat Cloud Suite components, including:

  • Red Hat CloudForms 4.1;
  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.2 (OpenShift Enterprise 3.2);
  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8;
  • Red Hat Satellite 6.2; and
  • Red Hat Virtualization 4.

Source: Red Hat Adds QuickStart Cloud Installer to Red Hat Cloud Suite to Help Speed Private Cloud Deployments

Red Hat Virtualization 4 is Now Generally Available

Red Hat Virtualization 4 is Now Generally Available

Despite the container tidal wave (i.e,OpenShift/Docker/Kubernetes/Mesosphere/Swarm/Joyent/CoreOS/Atomic/CoreOS et al.) virtualization technology still remains very relevant.

Red Hat now has “Visionary” ranking in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure

Red Hat, announced the general availability of Red Hat Virtualization 4 (formerly known as Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization). This release follows Red Hat’s recent “Visionary” ranking in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure, whereby Gartner validated our strategy of being a strong alternative enterprise virtualization platform. Additionally, this version is monumental because it is our 10th product release and it is packed with key enterprise features that enable our customers to achieve infrastructure modernization, enhanced management, automation, and advanced networking functionality. Moreover, numerous bugs and fixes were made to support the stability and scalability of the product. This release marks a chasm shift whereby we have stopped chasing competitors and are instead focused on developing innovative features that our customers demand.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Beta now available

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Beta now available

The beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3, the latest version of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform is available today. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Beta continues Red Hat’s drive to provide enterprises with a more secure, stable platform for innovation, whether it’s Internet-of-Things (IoT) deployments or Linux container-based applications. The beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 includes enhancements and new features around performance, platform security, reliability and new types of enterprise technology deployments, including Linux container-based applications and IoT.

Visit the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Team blog for details

 

Containers Are Not Virtual Machines, and Vice Versa

To some, containers and virtualization are essentially the same thing – a rip and replace alternative for the other. To others, they are completely different technologies with different use cases. The truth is that containers and virtualization do have a lot in common, but not as much as some people think. To get the most out of each of these important technologies, we must understand the ins and outs of containers and virtualization and how they do and don’t work together.

A common misconception is that containers are just an evolution of virtual machines (VMs), but there are some major differences between the technologies.

Full Story on vmblog.com – Gunnar Hellekson

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 is now available in Azure Marketplace

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) image is now available in the Azure Marketplace gallery.  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 delivers new capabilities and provides a stable and trusted platform for critical IT infrastructure.

If you’d like to utilize your existing Red Hat subscription to provision RHEL 6.8 VMs in Azure, you can do so through the Cloud Access program, and by following the Red Hat image preparation guidelines in Azure documentation.

Source: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 is now available in Azure Marketplace | Blog | Microsoft Azure

Red Hat Positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant of Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, an open infrastructure and management platform that offers industry-leading performance, scale, and flexibility to support a broad range of critical workloads, is the only company included in the Visionaries quadrant of the 2016 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure.

Source: Red Hat Positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant of Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst: containers creating winners and losers – Business Insider

“It’s like the iPhone App Store for enterprise,” Whitehurst says, meaning containers are as significant to enterprise app developers as the app store is to consumer app developers. “It makes it dramatically easier to develop technology. It literally can double the productivity of your development staff.”

Source: Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst: containers creating winners and losers – Business Insider